Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
out of work, why are manufacturers having a tough time filling new positions? phil lebeau searching for answers? wheeling, illinois. >> tyler, the answers will surprise you. at this plant, the ceo says i would hire ten people immediately if i could. guess how many applicants he has for some of the jobs right now? zero. we'll explain why when "power lunch" returns. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> jobs are front and center today despite an unemployment rate hovering near 8% in the manufacturing world. growing problem that is frustrating many executives. plenty of job openings but they can't find people to fill them. what's the problem? phil lebeau knows. he's at a manufactur
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. even her new beau. but this fashion do may pose some troubling health don'ts. those tight pants can squeeze more than your silhouette. pinching the nerves in your hip. >> it's a sore that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of the thigh gets compressed. and pressure on it causes symptoms of tingling, numbness and pain. >> reporter: other possible health hazards, abdominal pain, heartburn, even blood clots. but fashionistas were willing to take the risk. circulation problems, potential health risks stop you from wearing this trend? >> no. it looks too good. >> reporter: if you're going to sport the skinny, doctors say go stretchy and give your room a little room to breathe. and ditch the heels. they only increase circulation problems. >> because the pelvis tilts some, it can further accentuate the pressure that's caused. >> reporter: and the tight tend continues to squeeze society one leg at a time. ♪ everyone i got my tight pants got my tight pants on ♪ >> reporter: just remember to wear them responsibly. >> that video is something, right? all jokes aside.
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
cars few in the industry have ever seen. phil lebeau is in chicago. i guess essentially, phil, the europeans are taking a leap out of the americans' book. they used to scoff that the american automakers would offer. now it's par for the course. >> especially in december. it used to be lexus, but mercedes-benz was looking for offers in november. this is an increase compared to october, up 42% for bmw, 26% for mercedes, lexus up 3%. what's going on here? let's start with bmw. their holiday deals now include up to five months of no payments. that's the kind of stuff you used to hear from chevy or from ford. by the way, bmw sales surged 45% last month. mercedes leads bmw year-to-date by just under 1,900 vehicles. it last led the u.s. luxury sales in '99. it really wants the title again. at the core of what's happening between these two german automakers, they need strong sufficient sales to offset the weakness they're seeing in europe. that's why their production has been ramped up here at their facilities in the u.s. bmw announced it's on pace to set global sales of more than 1.7
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
with constant job openings and no one to fill those positions. cnbc's phil lebeau joins us with more on that story. phil, good morning. >> good morning. we're just outside chicago, start of the first shift here. this is where they make components like this that will go to the aerospace and electronics industries. they have 10 to 12 openings here and this is a story that we're hearing throughout the manufacturing base in the united states. take a look at how many manufacturing openings have been created over the last three years. it's gone from essentially 90,000 up to 247,000. some of those openings they seem like they're permanently open. we went down to metal technologies an auto parts supplier just out of bloomington, indiana, they have five to seven jobs they're ready to fill but they can't fill. in fact, they've had situations where they've had applicants come in, they've hired them and then the people who have been hired have said, do you know what, no thanks, i'd rather stay unemployed. >> we've had people that we've interviewed, that we've agreed to hire, and at the end of th